Summary Chef Skills - Summer

    £205.00

  • Tue 21 Aug 2018   10.00 - 16.00
    3 PLACES LEFT - BOOK NOW

What makes restaurant food different to the dishes we create at home? How do chefs come up with boundless flavour combinations and presentation ideas? 

If you’re a confident amateur cook with Michelin stars in your eyes, our Chef Skills: Summer class is exactly what you need to develop your technical ability and personal flair.

Centred around learning new skills and seasonal recipes, the Leiths chefs will show everyone techniques like shaping gnocchi, preparation of squid and how to get that professional finish on your pastries. 

Feel free to ask the Leiths chefs for guidance as you learn presentation techniques and unleash your creative freedom! 

Typical recipes/skills covered include:

  • Potato gnocchi with girolles, summer vegetables and sage butter
  • Roasted salt cod with bouillabaisse sauce, caramelised fennel & squid
  • Glazed berry tart with mascarpone and vanilla cream

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Class structure

Cooking with your classmates is an integral part of your Leiths experience. You will cook some of your recipes in pairs, and some independently – whatever the ratio, there is always more than enough food, and often food to take home too (foil containers and bags provided). 

Your day will comprise of a mixture of hands on cookery and demonstrations performed by the chef who is running the session. The exact format will vary from class to class depending on the style of cuisine and, in the case of visiting chefs,  their individual teaching style.

Unless otherwise stated, you will be eating the food that you have cooked during your class for lunch, usually with wine or elderflower cordial around a communal table. If your class does not involve cooking lunch you will enjoy delicious sharing platters prepared by the school.

Allergies and dietary restrictions

Please call the school to discuss any relevant allergies with a member of staff. You can read our full policy on allergies and dietary restrictions here.

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What you'll learn Chef Skills - Summer

About our Chef Skills classes

These classes are a little more expensive, as they include an extra 90 minutes of tuition.

These are fast paced, intensive classes, suitable for experienced cooks who are already confident in the skills covered in each class (such as pastry making and patisserie, fish and shellfish preparation, etc.) and are keen to refine their skills whilst learning some high-end techniques. 

The classes are not suitable for beginners or those with little experience of the specific skills covered. Beginners will find classes such as ‘Fabulous Fish’, ‘Patisserie Perfection with Edd Kimber’ or ‘How to Cook – Desserts’ more suitable.

Practical info Chef Skills - Summer

What is included:

  • Refreshments on arrival
  • A recipe booklet
  • All ingredients provided and weighed out for you in advance
  • Lunch of your own making or sharing platters prepared by the school, both with Louis Latour wines
  • We do the washing up!

What you need to bring:

  • Flat soled shoes
  • Long trousers and a long sleeved top are advisable

Allergies and dietary restrictions:

We are happy to make adjustments where possible. Some classes are however unsuitable for people with particular intolerances – where the menu would need to be completely different. We need 10 days' notice to be able to properly check the class and adjust the order accordingly. Please read our full policy on allergies and dietary restrictions here.

* All prices correct at time of publishing. Please note that prices are likely to change at the end of each financial year (April).

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